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60s 335 Unusual Markers

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 03:09 AM

Hi there. Iíll try and keep it short. Iíve owned what I thought was a standard, early 60s 335 for ages. Whilst using it recently an older chap who knew the previous owner recognised the guitar and told me that it had once been owned by jazz guitarist Freddie Green who didnít get on with the slim body.
He spotted the guitar by its feet markers, which in all these years Iíd never noticed werenít standard. They are trapezoidal, not split.
Iím also not a jazz musician so thereís no reason for him making up a tale like that for me.
Is there any way of tracing the guitar by its serial number? Serial no - 105***
Not sure if I can attach a pic yet as itís my first post.
Thanks if anyone can point me in the right direction.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

I'm sure you will get some better answers, as I'm no expert by far with the vintage models. But I believe it was the ES-345 that had the split fret markers even back then.Regardless, I'd Google Freddie Green and find out all you can.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

I wonder if he is mistakenly thinking of Freddie King? There is a even a Freddy King Gibson ES-345 model.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:25 AM

Freddie Green who favours fat jazz guitars which is why it would be such an odd connection. The markers are parallelogram not trapezoidal.
Donít seem to be able to post a pic yet.
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:23 PM

How do so post a picture?
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

Re: Posting Pix - Most people on this forum post their pix on a pic hosting site and then post a copy of it here by posting the link to its URL using the Insert Image function on the toolbar.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:42 AM

Try this . . .
https://pin.it/os4rtnzuk5iyyq
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:33 AM

Take a look . . ,
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 01:17 PM

Okay, they are small block parallelogram, not trapezoidal. And not split, of course. I'm sure there is a story there, but I still have no idea what.
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